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Hepatitis B Virus Destroyed by Inovio’s Vaccine

November 15, 2012

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A pre-clinical study demonstrated Inovio’s synthetic Hepatitis B therapeutic vaccine capable of eliminating this destructive virus in the liver.

Inovio Therapeutic Hepatitis B Vaccine Killer T Cells Demonstrate Potential to Clear HBV in Liver

Inovio Advances New Disease Therapy, Where 400 Million Patients Lack Effective Treatment

By Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Published: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 – 1:10 am

BLUE BELL, Pa., Nov. 12, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that its synthetic hepatitis B (HBV) therapeutic vaccine generated strong T cell responses that eliminated targeted liver cells in mice. This data points to the DNA vaccine’s potential to clear HBV infection and thereby prevent liver cancer in humans, an encouraging development given that nearly one-third of the world’s population is infected with hepatitis B, with 400 million at risk of developing liver cancer.

Results from this preclinical study appear in the peer-reviewed journal, Cancer Gene Therapy, in an article entitled, “Synthetic DNA immunogen encoding hepatitis B core antigen drives immune response in liver.”

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  • David

    Hello,

    do I understand good? There is a hope for make drug which eliminate the virus in humans who are already chronic sick